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2005 Cadillac CTS changes

Borrowing a page from virtually all of its competitors, the Cadillac CTS for 2005 gets additional powertrain options. The new base engine is a 2.8-liter V-6 VVT, which puts out 210 hp at 6500 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm. The 2.8L V-6 VVT is a modified version of the 3.6L VVT engine (255 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 252 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm) which was introduced last year.

Both versions of the VVT V6 are now available with either an Aisin 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic.

The promised interior upgrades to the cheap-looking interior, unfortunately, didn't materialize. All they did was fiddle with the instrument cluster graphics.

The base price with the new smaller engine should definitely be lower than the current 3.6-liter V6's $31,345. Personally, I'm guessing $29,995, although with such rivals as the BMW 325i starting at $28,495, they may have to go lower.



The Corvette ZO6-powered Cadillac CTS-V's only changes are in expanded interior (Light Gray) and exterior (Red Line and Stealth Gray) color choices.

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I would definitely drive the CTS-V. For ser-ious.

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I would definitely drive the CTS-V. For ser-ious.
Sure, it would be an upgrade from what you have.

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I would definitely drive the CTS-V. For ser-ious.
Sure, it would be an upgrade from what you have.
You're right. I'd need to sell all three of my cars to afford one. Or I could just hold off on Twinkies for a day and buy your "bike."

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I would definitely drive the CTS-V. For ser-ious.
Sure, it would be an upgrade from what you have.
You're right. I'd need to sell all three of my cars to afford one. Or I could just hold off on Twinkies for a day and buy your "bike."
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I like the CTS, but I can't see paying $40k for one. That's crazy talk.
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